road to Gondal, 13.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Given India's history it is not surprising to find Men at Work signs
of a make also seen in Great Britain
. But, in a way, it does
come as a surprise, because the other classes of signs in our study — rocks and children —
clearly stand apart from their U.K. brethern.
The second drawing brings designs from several European countries to the mind:
two heaps with a worker in between (e.g. Belgium
Bhuj, 23.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
The worker, though, is a female in my opinion.
This is not the body of a male person.
The person is tiptoeing. It is likely not the best approach to this kind of hard work. Or is it a sign of stress because she can't possibly comply? Who will tell?
Is it a statement, or an order, and to whom is it directed, drivers or workers?
The same drawing is also found in the U.S. of America
They even copied the improbable shape of the heap.